Berlin Central Station

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Berlin Central Station is the capital’s hub for all rail traffic into and out of the city. Here, InterCity and regional trains connect with the local transportation system.
 
Upon arrival at Berlin Central Station (Hbf), which is located in the tariff zone A, you have several options to either continue traveling or begin sightseeing and exploring Berlin right away. In order to continue with public transportation, you will need either an AB or ABC ticket, depending on your destination. Alternatively, there are also many historic landmarks within mere walking distance to Berlin Central Station (see Landmarks around Berlin Central Station below). That being said, the Central Station is in a way a tourist attraction in and of itself, considered by many to be an architectural marvel.
 

Berlin Tourist Info Center

Overwhelmed by all that Berlin has to offer? The Berlin Tourist Info Center can help. It is located on the ground floor of Berlin Central station, near the Europaplatz entrance. Here you can not only pick up a city map and purchase souvenirs, but you can also buy a Berlin WelcomeCard and tickets for public transportation, museums, events, and much more. A multilingual staff is also available to assist you with hotel reservations, tour bookings, and overall expert advice.
Central Station Tourist Info
 

Transportation and Lockers                                                             

Considering that Berlin Central Station is located in tariff zone A, you are already in Berlin’s center and have a plethora of travel-options at your disposal. To see all your options at one glace, we recommend our Jelbi-App. It lists all of Berlin's public transportation options, along with third-party offers such as scooter, bike, and car rental options, all in one app. Register once to access it all. 
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Don’t want to carry your luggage around with you while you go explore Berlin? Berlin Central Station has lockers in the car park outside the main building in area C on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors. These lockers cost between 4 and 6 Euros per day, depending on their size.
Central Sation Lockers
 

Landmarks around Berlin Central Station

Berlin Central Station is within a 10-minute walk of the government district, where some of Berlin’s most famous sights can be seen. The most well-known of these is likely the Berlin Reichstag, which is the current home of the German parliament and internationally recognized as a symbol of democracy. Other notable sights include the Band des Bundes (the “Federal Ribbon”), which includes the Federal Chancellery, the Paul-Löbe-Haus, and the German parliament’s center for academic services. A few minutes’ walk from there you can also reach the Brandenburg Gate, Bellevue Palace, the Holocaust Memorial, and the House of World Cultures.
Should you have any questions, the Berlin Tourist Info Center at Berlin Central Station is a great place to start.